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designer gene

noun
1.
a gene altered or created by genetic engineering, especially for use in gene therapy.
Origin of designer gene
1980-1985
First recorded in 1980-85
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designer gene  
A gene created or modified by genetic engineering. Designer genes can help produce particular substances needed for research or medical treatment.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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